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Jul 15, 2019 The Theosophical Society of America
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Bendit, Phoebe
Topic: Theosophy
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Jul 12, 2019 The Theosophical Society of America
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Devi, Rukmini
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Jul 12, 2019 The Theosophical Society of America
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Kruse, Donald
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Jul 12, 2019 Vimala
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (64 minutes) In his essential teaching of "The Four Foundations of Mindfulness," the Buddha gives a comprehensive and systematic explanation of meditation. In part of this teaching, called Contemplation of the Mind, one may learn to observe and reflect on the nature of our various mental states. This process leads to both insight and liberation. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on April 20, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical...
Topics: Gautama Buddha-Teachings, Meditation-Buddhism
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Jul 12, 2019 Tim Boyd
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 21 minutes) As human beings, we find ourselves living in a universe that seems vast beyond our comprehension. We may think that it is challenging enough merely to understand ourselves, let alone our relationship with the greater, universal life. However, the Ageless Wisdom tradition suggests that not only do we have within us the "mind to embrace the universe," but that in a fundamental way we are not separate from it....
Topic: Theosophy.
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Jul 12, 2019 Bing Escudero
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1982. (82 minutes)
Topic: Occultism, Theosophy
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Jul 12, 2019 Rami M. Shapiro
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 15 minutes) Religion comes in two forms: parochial and perennial. The former focuses on the uniqueness of each faith, the latter on their commonality. Theosophy was (and is) a celebration of the perennial. Decades ago, it stood almost alone in this; today, the world's religious are catching up and catching on, and bringing (sometimes dragging) their religions along with them. In this overview of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami...
Topics: Theosophy, Wisdom-Religious aspects
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Jul 12, 2019 Pablo Sender
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 18 minutes) The heart is popularly regarded in connection to feelings, emotions and desires. However, from an esoteric point of view, the heart is the seat of the spiritual consciousness in human beings. It is for this reason that most spiritual traditions have designed different meditations and prayers centered on the heart. Dr. Sender explores esoteric teachings on the heart and how meditation on it can hasten the awakening of...
Topics: Heart-Symbolic aspects, Meditation-Theosophical aspects, Spiritual life
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Jul 12, 2019 Tim Boyd
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (62 minutes) In Theosophical circles, we often tend to look to our past for guidance and inspiration. However, the essence of Theosophy is its relevance to life as it is being lived in the present. While we can learn from the past, it is the quality of our present actions that help shape the world we live in. To live a spiritual life is to make a positive and uplifting contribution to the well-being of humanity regardless of our...
Topic: Theosophy
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Jul 12, 2019 Bhikkhu Santikaro, 1957-
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (62 minutes) Meditation and spiritual practice cultivate skillful attentiveness within all aspects of life, along with a deepening inquiry into what is actually going on. Many of our views are based on beliefs arising from habit and muddled motivation, so we must ask ourselves whether each of our beliefs is valid. Buddhist teachings advise ongoing reflection to achieve this purpose. Explore the crucial role of inquiry within the...
Topics: Attention-Religious aspects, Awareness-Religious aspects, Meditation-Buddhism
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Jul 12, 2019 Horatio Costa
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1990. (1 hour, 38 minutes) Emptying the mind (4:45) -- Dreamland (8:50) -- Samsara (15:22) -- Mother of love (7:32) -- ZENsations (16:20) -- Journey through the chakras (28:38) -- Cosmic bliss (10:47) -- Awakening (15:17) Music for self-healing, meditation, and clearing of the chakras.
Topics: Music for meditation, Music for relaxation
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Jul 12, 2019 Joy Mills, 1920-2015.
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1982. (50 minutes) A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topic: Theosophy
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Jul 12, 2019 Will Ross & Dora Kunz
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1981. (48 minutes) This talk was given at the 95th Annual Summer Conference of the Theosophical Society in America, which was held at George Williams College in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The theme for the conference was "The Essence of Theosophy and the Transformation of the Personality." Will Ross discusses how the First Object of the Thesosophical Society, universal brotherhood, needs to be applied to everyday life. Brotherhood is...
Topic: Theosophy
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Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Society. Congress proceedings.
Topic: Theosophical Society (Chennai India)-Congresses
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Jul 6, 2019 Azam Nizamuddin
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 23 minutes) Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, was one of the most profound poets in history. He is one of the most widely read poets in the United States and is considered by many to be the greatest mystical poet of all time. His words seem to touch the indescribable and ineffable nature of the divine, and show that beauty is an essential component of religion and faith. Azam Nizamuddin shares a selection of Rumi's...
Topics: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, 1207-1273, Sufi poetry
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Jul 6, 2019 Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 15 minutes) Celtic mythology was passed on orally by Druid priests, and worship of Celtic Goddesses was discouraged by the Romans and Christians. However, many Celtic figures were integrated into the new culture, and the resurgence of Druid and Pagan movements has sparked interest in Celtic goddesses. Goddesses such as the trifold goddess Brigid, with her Fire of Inspiration, Hearth, and Forge are celebrated. Recorded in...
Topics: Goddesses (Celtic), Celtic mythology
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Jul 6, 2019 Donald J. Myers
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 19 minutes) The Tao te Ching says, "Nothing in this world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it." Dissolving practices embody this spiritual principle. In Outer Dissolving, the mind's intent is used to release tension and pain from your physical and etheric (qi) bodies. Deeper Inner Dissolving can free blockages in the higher energy bodies (emotional,...
Topics: Laozi. Dao de jing, Meditation-Taoism, Qi (Chinese philosophy), Mind and body
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Jul 6, 2019 James Phillips
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 13 minutes) Over 3,500 years ago, Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten had a dream for a world where all peoples lived in peace, were equal under the law, and freely offered services to each other. Believing passionately in the myth of Zep Tepi, a time when enlightened semi-divine beings shared wisdom with early Egyptians and taught that all things are One, he reintroduced this spiritual philosophy for the betterment of his people....
Topics: Akhenaton, Egyptology
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Jul 6, 2019 Shantal Alonso
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 20 minutes) In order to teach children how to navigate life's challenges with mindfulness, equanimity and wisdom, we must first cultivate these traits within ourselves. The ripple effects of our emotions impact the family as a whole. This lecture explores some fundamentals of brain science to see how the practice of mindfulness helps re-wire our habitual responses and break unhealthy patterns, leading to more positive and...
Topics: Parenting, Parent and child, Mindfulness (Psychology), Child rearing
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Jul 6, 2019 Dave Gunning
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 26 minutes) The ascending sign provides valuable insights about our attitude toward life and even our physical appearance. It also holds a life lesson. Discover how the evolution of these signs reflects our spiritual evolution and learn about the qualities and virtues of each sign. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on January 5, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Ascendant (Astrology), Karma
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Jul 6, 2019 John Cianciosi
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (1 hour, 29 minutes) The Buddha said that mindfulness is beneficial in every aspect of life, so it is not surprising that today we find it being taught to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. However, mindfulness itself is not a sufficient factor for the arising of peace and wisdom, and there have been reports of people experiencing adverse results when practicing mindfulness. What are the conditions necessary to...
Topics: Mindfulness (Psychology), Spiritual life-Buddhism
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Jul 6, 2019 Donald J. Myers
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (66 minutes) Dragon and Tiger medical qigong originated 1,500 years ago at the Shaolin Chan Buddhist Monastery, but also has Taoist roots. Widely practiced in China, it is one of the two qigong systems most commonly used by cancer patients. Its seven gentle movements activate and balance all the major acupunture meridians, while enhancing flexibility, performance, and healing. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on October 6, 2016. A...
Topics: Qi gong, Qi (Chinese philosophy), Energy medicine-Taosim
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Jul 6, 2019 Bhante Sujatha
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (69 minutes) The Buddha taught that a truly meaningful life is found at the center of things, on the middle path. It is usually in the highs and lows that suffering prevails. Keeping Ego in check and understanding how it emerges to influence a situation is a highly beneficial awareness that will yield powerful results and increased joy. Ego does serve a purpose in helping us live confident and effective lives. Only when we have too much...
Topics: Ego-ideal, Self-acceptance-Religious aspects, Ego (Psychology)-Religious aspects, Happiness
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Jul 5, 2019 Nancy Hill
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (62 minutes) The purpose of a spiritual path is to bring us fully into the moment, to be aware of our soul story, and ultimately to connect with the Great Mysterious. Nancy Hill shows us a way to express through writing what our five senses notice in each moment, and how this spiritual practice can help us experience life more deeply. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on October 27, 2016. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Creative writing-Religious aspects, Self-actualization (Psychology)-Religious aspects, Attention,...
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Jul 5, 2019 Danelys Valcarcel
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (1 hour, 14 minutes) Every human being has an inner sense of knowing called intuition. It functions as an aspect of the soul and grows in proportion to the use we make of it. We will discuss the nature of intuition and gain practical advice on how to healthfully stimulate the functioning of this higher capacity so that it can pervade the whole of daily life. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on November 17, 2016. A presentation of The...
Topics: Intuition, Theosophy, Spiritual life
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Jul 5, 2019 Dora Kunz and Janet Macrae
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1979. (59 minutes) Explores the use of therapeutic touch by nurses in healthcare settings.
Topic: Touch-Therapeutic use
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Jul 5, 2019 Evan Moffic
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (39 minutes) The life and ministry of Jesus are among the most well-known stories in the world. Rabbi Moffic explores how Jesus' Jewishness shaped this ministry and message. Looking at Jesus' life, death and teachings from this perspective provides a new understanding of the Lord's Prayer, the meaning of "messiah, " and the parables. We come to appreciate how radical Jesus' teachings were, why miracles were unimaginable,...
Topics: Jesus Christ-Biography-Sources, Jewish, Jesus Christ-Humanity, Jews-History-To 70 A.D.
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Jul 5, 2019 Janet Wehr
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (62 minutes) More and more often we hear about the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection in healing. How do we take steps to assist our own healing? How do we recognize barriers and obstacles to healing that we consciously or unconsciously harbor? Overcoming these impediments and making positive lifestyle changes can only lead to enhancing our general health. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on October 13, 2016. A presentation of...
Topics: Healing, Self, Mind and body therapies
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Jul 5, 2019 Bill Epperly
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (62 minutes) The Christian contemplative tradition contains many hidden gems, such as the contemplative practice known as Centering Prayer, developed in the 1970s by three Trappist monks. The practice of Centering Prayer leads to communion with the Ultimate Mystery in silence and a resting in God beyond words and concepts. It results in healing, transformation, and ultimately, Divine Union. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on December 8,...
Topics: Contemplation, Prayer, Body-mind centering
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Jul 5, 2019 Ray Grasse
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (75 minutes) Spiritual traditions around the world have long spoken of the distinctive character and subtle energies unique to each environment. What exactly is "the spirit of place, " and how does it impact our lives and psyches? In turn, how do our actions, thoughts, and structures modify the energies of place? Ray Grasse addresses various aspects of this relationship, while also exploring the possibility of a synchronistic...
Topics: Nature-Psychic aspects, Coincidence
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Jul 3, 2019 Kurt Leland
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 12 minutes) Many who encounter the chakra system become perplexed by the varying opinions about the number of chakras, their locations, attributes and functions. Consciousness researcher and clairvoyant Kurt Leland takes us from the 1880s, when the chakras were first described in English by the Theosophical Society, to the 1980s, when the present new-age system of colors and qualities came together--the result of an...
Topics: Chakras-History, Chakras
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Jul 3, 2019 Douglas Hirsch Goldhamer
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (1 hour, 19 minutes) Jewish Kabbalah believes that before God created the world, He first created the primordial Torah, which contains all the spiritual laws of the universe. By developing an understanding of these spiritual laws, a personal relationship with God can grow and strengthen. By adhering to them, blockages can be opened up between soul and body to receive God's blessings from on high. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on May 26,...
Topics: Cabala, Jewish law, Torah (The Hebrew Word)
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Jul 3, 2019 Oksana Gritsenko
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (59 minutes) We all dream all the time. Dreams are the messages from the subconscious mind--some even say messages from our soul--and are very important. If you learn to understand the meaning of those messages, you will understand the guidance of your inner self. Learn why your dreams are important and how, by remembering and interpreting your dreams, you can gain more clarity about your waking life. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on...
Topics: Dreams, Dream interpretation
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Jul 3, 2019 Pablo Sender
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (67 minutes) Are we just our transient bodies and minds? While science is unable to answer this question, spiritual philosophies and religions postulate that we are far more than this, and that the purpose of life is to discover our true identity, which transcends time and space. Pablo Sender explores some concepts and practical exercises that can help us in our quest to discover our eternal nature. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on June...
Topic: Theosophy
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Jul 3, 2019 Vimala Bhikkhuni
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (1 hour, 10 minutes) One of the first stumbling blocks that Westerners encounter when they learn about Buddhism is the teaching of anatta, often translated as no-self. Bhikkhuni Vimala shares her insights and understanding regarding this core teaching of Buddhism and show its relevance in daily life. Using these teachings allows the letting go of fears and limiting beliefs. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on June 23, 2016. A presentation...
Topics: Buddhism-Doctrines, Anātman
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Jul 3, 2019 Trân-Thi-Kim-Diêu
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Wheaton, Illinois: The Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (60 minutes) The visionary insights of Helena P. Blavatsky radically impacted the consciouness of truth seekers in the Western world and directly inspired the work of artists, writers, philosophers, and scientists who themselves went on to profoundly affect global consciousness. This presentation explores the fascinating life and work of H.P. Blavatsky and invites us to discover transformative potentials in our own lives and for the...
Topics: Theosophy, Consciousness, Human development
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Jul 2, 2019 Richard Smoley
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2019. (68 minutes) You have likely heard of the secret teachings of all ages – a body of knowledge that goes under many names. Sometimes it’s called the Ancient Wisdom or the perennial philosophy. It’s reflected in traditions such as Theosophy, the Kabbalah, esoteric Christianity, Hermeticism, Sufism, and many others. It is discussed in many books, but it still often seems hard to pin down what, exactly, it is. Why are these teachings...
Topics: Occultism-History, Secret societies, Mysteries (Religious)
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Jul 2, 2019 Azam Nizamuddin
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (76 minutes) Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. His influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions, and he is considered one of the most popular poets in the United States. Professor Nizamuddin discusses Rumi's contribution to Islamic theology and Western philosophy and shares some of Rumi's most significant poetry. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on September 15, 2016. A...
Topics: Maulana Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, 1207-1273, Sufi poetry, Sufism
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Jul 2, 2019 Samadhi Donna Banks
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (76 minutes) Learn about the vital life force known as kundalini and explore the basis of Tantric philosophy. Get an introduction to the aura and chakras in relation to the kundalini energy, and tune into a higher degree of individual and interpersonal energetic awareness. Through this process, you will learn how to begin tapping your deeper potential to release inhibitions and limitations from your life. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on...
Topics: Kundalini, Tantric Buddhism
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Jul 2, 2019 Theosophical Society (Chennai India)
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Adyar, Madras, India: Indian Section of the Theosophical Society. (Being questions and answers on topics of interest to theosophists)
Topic: Theosophy-Periodicals
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Jul 2, 2019 Theosophical Society (Chennai India)
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Adyar, Madras, India: Indian Section of the Theosophical Society. (Being questions and answers on topics of interest to theosophists)
Topic: Theosophy-Periodicals
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Jul 2, 2019 Theosophical Society (Chennai India)
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Adyar, Madras, India: Indian Section of the Theosophical Society. (Being questions and answers on topics of interest to theosophists)
Topic: Theosophy-Periodicals
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Jun 29, 2019 Clara Codd
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1959. (61 minutes) A survey of Greek and Christian mystery schools and Masonry. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Mysteries (Religious), Masonry
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Jun 29, 2019 John Cianciosi
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 12 minutes) In our Western culture, we often associate feelings such as compassion and love as coming from the heart and relegate intellect and knowledge to the brain or mind. Thus, we set up a disconnect between emotions and intellect. However, in Buddhism, wisdom and compassion are qualities that mutually support each other. The Buddha did not suggest that we choose one over the other, but wanted us to cultivate the Eightfold...
Topics: Compassion-Buddhism, Wisdom-Buddhism, Eightfold Path
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Jun 29, 2019 Luke Fischer
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (72 minutes) Join poet and philosopher Luke Fischer for a discussion about how the poetry and thought of Goethe, Rilke, Barfield, and Steiner can contribute to our understanding of the evolution of consciousness and the philosophical significance of the poetic imagination. He will also share how his own poetry addresses these topics. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on September 13, 2018. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in...
Topics: Vision-Poetry, Literature-Philosophy, Consciousness
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Jun 29, 2019 Barbara Hebert
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (55 minutes) What does social justice mean and how does it apply to living a spiritual life? Where does our individual responsibility lie in relation to helping others? How do we balance our compassion and desire to help those who are suffering while also honoring a greater universal perspective of karma and dharma? Sifting through the complex concepts of karma, dharma, and service to humanity provide the foundation for this...
Topics: Social justice, Spiritual life-Theosophy, Karma-Spiritual life, Dharma-Spiritual life
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Jun 29, 2019 Judith Valente
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (70 minutes) In our intensely active, mobile, and socially-connected society, we seem to have lost the simple pleasure of pausing. For all who feel overworked and overwhelmed, there are ways to pause periodically and still be productive. Our lives today plead for greater balance. Balance as a goal dates back to the ancient contemplative tradition in the Christian church. Looking to ancient monastic contemplative practices, and some...
Topics: Contemplation-Psychological aspects, Conduct of life, Spiritual life-Meditations
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Jun 29, 2019 Juliana Cesano
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 16 minutes) For a self-interested mind, always wanting and never still, there is no cure for restlessness and unhappiness. However, teachers of different traditions have spoken of a way that leads beyond the confines of this conditioned mind. How can we, in this demanding modern world, follow their precious advice and find what we are really looking for? Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on May 3, 2018. A presentation of The...
Topics: Theosophy, Spiritual life
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Jun 29, 2019 John Cianciosi
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 7 minutes) The Buddhist Wheel of Life is a symbolic representation of the essential Buddhist teachings regarding the nature of all existence. It illustrates the core defilements that keep living beings spinning through the various realms, all characterized by impermanence. It also depicts the universal law of Dependent Origination that governs all existence and can help us realize liberation from the realm of birth and death....
Topics: Buddhism-Customs and practices, Buddhist philosophy
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Jun 29, 2019 Juliana Cesano
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 7 minutes) One of Christianity's most inspiring saints, Teresa of Avila, brought the experience of having ecstatic love for God to the world in a most unique way. This passionate mystic's journey within conveys the path of surrendering the lower to the Higher with clarity and depth. Ahead of her time in the 16th century, neither illness or the persecution of the Inquisition were able to extinguish the inner fire of this...
Topics: Saint Teresa of Avila, 1515-82, Christian saints-Spain-Biography
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Jun 28, 2019 Marilyn Mitchell
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (67 minutes) This presentation offers a discussion of the use of energy healing in serious medical situations and other conditions, including an explanation of how energy healing works. Actual cases where energy healing has been used as primary or adjunct therapy are presented to show how people with physical diseases, as well as mental and emotional difficulties, have benefited from this healing modality. Whatever the dysfunction or...
Topics: Energy medicine, Mental healing, Alternative medicine
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Jun 28, 2019 Bhikkhu Santikaro, 1957-
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 15 minutes) The Buddha offers this advice: "In seeing, simply see; in hearing, simply hear; in experiencing, simply experience; and in knowing , simply know." Resting in this core of mindfulness, we neither reject our sensory experience nor get lost in it, we stop making up distracting narratives and reacting egotistically, we end the fantasy of Me and Mine. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on February 1, 2018. A...
Topics: Awareness, Mindfulness (Psychology)-Religious aspects, Sensory discrimination-Religious aspects,...
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Jun 28, 2019 Franklin Lewis
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 11 minutes) Rumi used his poetry to describe the relationship between the worshipper and the divine beloved. In these poems, the worshipper succumbs to the suprarational experience of love, usually as romantic love (eros), but also as unconditional, self-sacrificing love (agape). This talk explores Rumi's theology of love not only as a feeling, but an attitude and orientation that defines the very essence of righteousness and...
Topics: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273-Poetry, Sufi poetry-Persian
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Jun 28, 2019 Glenn H. Mullin
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 15 minutes) The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan caught the attention of the world when it announced its commitment to "Gross National Happiness" over its gross domestic product. It has become something of a Shangri-la to the international community, bringing the gentleness of timeless Buddhist wisdom into a modern context. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on March 15, 2018.  A presentation of The Theosophical Society in...
Topic: Bhutan-Description and travel
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Jun 28, 2019 Danelys Valcarcel
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (1 hour, 15 minutes) Using Theosophical insights into the subject of Esoteric Christianity, this presentation explores the hidden meaning of some aspects of the Lesser Mysteries such as the Atonement, Resurrection, and Ascension, a symbolic journey to rediscovering a deeper communion with the inner Christ and the Holy season. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on March 29, 2018. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Easter-Symbolism, Theosophy
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Jun 28, 2019 Scott J. Kolbaba
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Wheaton, Illinois:  Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (62 minutes) What happens when doctors encounter something they can't explain scientifically? Dr. Kolbaba details a number of miraculous stories compiled from interviews with practicing physicians about the most unusual moments in their careers. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on April 5, 2018. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Medicine-Anecdotes, Physician and patient-Anecdotes, Physicians-Anecdotes, Miracles, Spiritual...
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Jun 28, 2019 Rami M. Shapiro
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Wheaton, Illinois : ǂb Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (65 minutes) Holy Rascals are spiritual creatives who love religion too much to leave it in the hands of professionals. Holy rascality is an attitude: a mixture of the bold, irreverent, provocative, fearless, and funny. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on April 12, 2018. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Religion, Spirituality.
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Jun 28, 2019 William Meader
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (2 hours, 34 minutes) The spiritual journey is governed by our ability to recognize the soul and be guided by its purpose. Esoteric astrology-astrology of the soul-can be very helpful in this regard. Through a deeper understanding of one's birth chart, the soul's purpose and intention is revealed. Esoteric astrology also unveils the personality factors that tend to block the soul from fully achieving its incarnational purpose. Learn the...
Topics: Esoteric astrology, Spirituality and the spiritual life
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Jun 28, 2019 Paul-Gordon Chandler
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House, 2017. (65 minutes) Kahlil Gibran was a mystic who sought to build bridges between faiths and cultures. His voice is a timeless, much-needed guide for our times. Take a journey through his spiritual life, delving into some of his writings, looking at his art and the places he lived, and breathing life into this captivating poet-artist who moved beyond religion to the core of universal spirituality and was a unique blend of East and West. Recorded...
Topics: Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931-Biography
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Jun 27, 2019 Kenneth Ring
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1982. (229 minutes) Kenneth Ring summarizes much of the near-death research that had been done from the mid-1970s through 1982. The implications of this research is still of vital interest today. What does the testimony of thousands of people who have had a near-death experience tell us about dying? What do their descriptions of the experience have in common? In what ways has it been a life changing catalyst for personal transformation? And do...
Topics: Future life, Death, Theosophy
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Jun 27, 2019 Dolores Krieger
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1987. (125 minutes) Explanation of therapeutic touch, its techniques and applications. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Touch-Therapeutic use, Mental healing
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Jun 27, 2019 Geoffrey Hodson
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1967. (191 minutes) Studied as allegorical, the Christian scriptures reveal priceless truths. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Jesus Christ-Theosophical interpretations, Symbolism in the Bible, Bible and theosophy
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Jun 27, 2019 John Algeo
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1985. (55 minutes) Fairy tales have come to us from antiquity and are found in many cultures from around the world.  They are both very old and very new.  The movies Star Wars and The chronicles of Narnia can be seen as modern fairy tales. J. R. R. Tolkien recognized that fairy tales have immense value for their ability to transmit transcendent truths.  H. P. Blavatsky alludes to secret symbols and hidden meanings within fairy tales in Isis...
Topics: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank) 1856-1919. Wizard of Oz, Fairy tales, Theosophy
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Jun 27, 2019 Renee Weber and John Algeo
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1981. (64 minutes) The mask of personality creates a veil that separates us from others. Changes in personality do not remove that veil, but the process of self-transformation does. Self-transformation involves the turning of our consciousness inward toward the light which is always within us. What is the role of the mind in this process? Since the mind is the core of our personality, is it possible for the mind to transform itself? A...
Topics: Self-consciousness (Awareness), Personality, Self-Philosophy
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Jun 27, 2019 Theosophical Society
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Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Society. Congress proceedings.
Topics: Theosophical Society (Chennai, India)-Congresses.
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Jun 26, 2019 John Cianciosi
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 22 minutes) The Ten Ox Herding Pictures are a series of images with accompanying poems, and are among the most beloved pictures in Zen Buddhism. They have been the source of endless commentary and inspiration in Zen since at least the 12th century. These ox herding pictures are emblematic of the spiritual path to enlightenment. Each image represents a phase of the practice, beginning with a seeker looking for the mind,...
Topics: Zen Buddhism, Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)
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Jun 26, 2019 Barbara Hebert
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 9 minutes) Reincarnation has been a topic of great interest to many individuals through the years. It has moved from a forbidden topic to a subject that is casually discussed in daily conversation. More than this, however, the ancient teaching of reincarnation provides us with direction for living our daily lives and offers insight into the often confusing and tumultuous world around us. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on October...
Topics: Reincarnation, Theosophy
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Jun 26, 2019 Ray Grasse
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 9 minutes) In recent decades there have benn several archaeological developments in Egypt that could force us to re-evaluate our understanding not only of Egyptology, but of world history generally. This talk looks at several of these developments, concluding with a first-person account (along with photographs) of a major discovery that took place on the Giza Plateau in 1997. What was the legendary "Tomb of Osiris"...
Topics: Excavations (Archaeology)-Egypt, Osiris (Egyptian deity), Tombs-Egypt, Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
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Jun 26, 2019 Bhante Sujatha
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (56 minutes) Because our American culture has commercialized mindfulness and meditation terminology, true meanings sometimes get lost. Bhante Sujatha, known as the Loving-kindness Monk, will introduce the true meaning of mindfulness along with ways to begin to deepen meditation practice. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on October 26, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topic: Meditation-Buddhism.
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Jun 26, 2019 Quentin Young
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 11 minutes) According to Lakota tradition, there are four parts of the soul: Cekṗa (twin) is the connection with nature, Naġi (the Guardian) is the aura or shadow, Toʹwakaṇ (the Advanced Guardian) resides at the top of the head, and the Niya (the Breath of Life) resides at the solar plexus. These soul connections are responsible for our intuition and can be used to gain spiritual understanding. Why does one seek Hanbleceya...
Topics: Black Elk 1863-1950, Lakota philosophy
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Jun 22, 2019 Will Ross, Ted Davy
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1980. (46 minutes) Theosophy portrays the human being as being a part of nature, a microcosm in the macrocosm. Although the individual human being is a whole, for purposes of study and analysis it is convenient to look at the parts which go to make up that whole. The Secret Doctrine and the Mahatma Letters describe the human constitution as having seven principles. This discussion defines those principles and explains how they are related to...
Topics: Ātman, Theosophy.
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Jun 22, 2019 Danelys Varcalcel
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (58 minutes) Our current focus on liberation or immortality makes us one-sided and forgetful of the reality of the other side of eternity. The Theosophical doctrines of karma and reincarnation instruct us that Birth is as great a mystery as Death, while revealing the spiritual significance of our human task on Earth. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on November 9, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Eternal return, Life-Religious aspects.
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Jun 22, 2019 Ravi Ravindra
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 18 minutes) Any spiritual seeker will have asked questions such as: Who am I?, What am I?, Is the death of my body the end of me?. This subtle spiritual mystery is explored in light of the Rig Veda through the Bhagavad Gita of the Indian tradition to see how it differs from the Biblical tradition. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on November 16, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Vedas.R̥gveda.Selections, Bhagavadgītā.Selections, Bible.Selections, Spiritual life-Comparative...
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Jun 22, 2019 Richard Smoley, 1956-
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House, 2017. (58 minutes) To most people, a temple is a building. But for the esoteric traditions, a temple can be a mental construct - an image in the mind that can be visited any time. Richard Smoley explores this tradition and a guided meditation enables participants to construct an inner temple for themselves. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on November 30, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Temples, Sacred space
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Jun 22, 2019 Bill Epperly
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House, 2017. (66 minutes) Learn key aspets of Ken Wilber's integral theory and consider new ways of thinking about and practicing mindfulness, including how mindfulness can be practiced across the four quadrants of Wilber's model, and how this creates a more powerful practice. The application of Wilber's model of ego development is described. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois on December 7, 2017. A presentation of The Theosophical Society in America.
Topics: Wilber, Ken.Integral spirituality, Spirituality, Consciousness, Human evolution
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Jun 22, 2019 Jay Moses
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (58 minutes) The word "salvation" signals a specifically Christian word, but what does it mean in a world full of religious plurality, when the church does not retain the authority to speak to most people? This is a hard question for those who seek to find their religious longing met, but also the care of their diverse neighbors met, by a God shaped by the love Chrisitanity has professed. What does it mean to be saved and who...
Topics: Salvation, Salvation outside the church
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Jun 22, 2019 Barbara Hebert
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2018. (56 minutes) Spirituality is a very serious subject...isn't it? Many think that in order to be spiritual, we must study, meditate and pray in a serious manner, so where in that equation could humor possibly fit? Everywhere! Laughter is good for the body and soul, and it is an essential component to spiritual practice. It is said that young children laugh as much as 200 times a day, compared to most adults who get zero to just a few...
Topics: Laughter, Spiritual life
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Jun 22, 2019 Tim Boyd
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2016. (1 hour, 8 minutes) In geometric figures, gravitational patterns, conscious life forms, and human social and political structures, the center and centering are of vital importance. Unfoldment of deeper potentials of consciousness depends on our ability to be aware of, then function through progressively more refined "centers" within us. The Ageless Wisdom tradition gives guidance in this process. Recorded in Wheaton, Illinois...
Topic: Theosophy.
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Jun 22, 2019 William A. Meader, 1955-
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 24 minutes) For centuries, mysticism has been a major force in our quest to experience God and the spiritual dimension of life. Over time, this quest has evolved into a new and more enlightened approach called practical mysticism. To be a practical mystic, an individual must be inwardly oriented toward the soul while at the same time focused on practical action in the outer world. The nature and application of practical...
Topics: Mysticism, Spiritual life.
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Jun 22, 2019 Robyn Finseth
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 5 minutes) Clairvoyance is often considered a level of spiritual awareness. In reality, however, sensory perception in connected directly to self-awareness. That is, clairvoyance is more about being aware of one's self in the world, rather than being aware of outside spiritual activity. Born with the gift of clairvoyant sight, Robyn Finseth discusses practical steps to achieving a better understanding of our fellow man and what...
Topics: Clairvoyance, Self-consciousness (Awareness)
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Jun 22, 2019 Glenn H. Mullin
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. 1 hour, 15 minutes Enjoy a visual exploration of the Tibetan mystical lineage, a tradition that profoundly inspired Theosophical Society founder, H.P. Blavataky. Mme. Blavatsky purportedly visited Tibet, had mystical connections with the Dalai and Panchen Lamas, and received secret initiations. Tibetologist Glenn Mullin conveys more about Mme. Blavatsky's connection to Tibet and its art, architecture and atmosphere. Recorded in Wheaton,...
Topics: Blavatsky, H.P. (Helena Petrovna)-1831-1891, Lamas-China-Tibet Autonomous Region, Dalai...
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Jun 22, 2019 Lynn Rollins Stull
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 24 minutes) Learn about the history of our spiritual evolution and the importance of reincarnation in our current spiritual task of reuniting with God, not through spiritual methods of the past, but by consciously strengthening the Divine within ourselves. Lynn Stull also explains how our relationship to the dead has spiritually evolved, and how our deceased loved ones spiritually influence our current incarnation and spiritual...
Topics: Spiritual life, Reincarnation, Conduct of life, Dead-Spiritual life, Future life
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Jun 22, 2019 Donald J. Myers
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 2017. (1 hour, 11 minutes) In the second verse of the Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu explains what happens when yin and yang separate from tai chi (non-duality). There are numerous methods for embodying this principle in oneself from traditional Taoist neigong (internal energy work) and meditation. By exploring these methods, we can arrive at a better understanding of yin and yang in ourselves and appreciate our place in the universal flow (Tao)....
Topics: Spiritual life--Taoism, Yin-yang
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Jun 21, 2019 Geoffrey Hodson 1886-1983.
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Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Society in America, 1967. (30 minutes)
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Jun 18, 2019 Geoffrey Hodson 1886-1983.
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Jun 13, 2019 Theosophical Society
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Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Society. Congress proceedings.
Topic: Theosophical Society (Chennai India)-Congresses.
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Jun 13, 2019 Theosophical Society
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Jun 13, 2019 Theosophical Society
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